What is the Civic Square Project?
The Town’s Civic Square Project is a three-phase multi-faceted recreational, commercial, and economic development project situated in the heart of Coaldale’s downtown core.
In collaboration with a third-party private developer, Shift Real Estate Investments LP, this project will create, and serve as a new location for:
- commercial office space for prospective business owners;
- the Town's administrative offices and Council Chambers;
- community meeting rooms and a large indoor atrium that can be used for both public and private functions; and
- an outdoor gathering space intended to attract people and events to Coaldale’s downtown core.
Phase 1 of the Civic Square Project saw the construction of a new, two story building on Coaldale’s Main Street. The main floor of the building houses a number of commercial businesses, a new Council Chambers for Coaldale Town Council, and an atrium with seating capacity for up to 240 people that can be used for community events and weddings. The second floor of the building was purchased by the Town for a new municipal office.
Phase 2 of the Civic Square Project will see the further development of up to 10,000 square feet of additional commercial space along Coaldale’s Main Street. The land for Phase 2 will be purchased by Shift Investments from the Town and will be built entirely through private investment, bringing new jobs and assessment to Coaldale's downtown core.
Phase 3 of the Civic Square Project will see the development of outdoor space between the Coaldale Public Library and the new Civic Square building. The outdoor space will be redeveloped to function as a central community gathering space by serving as a hub for festivals, markets, and other community events while also providing parking for Coaldale’s expanding downtown.
To learn about the history of Coaldale's Civic Square Project, please watch the video below: